NSA must love Microsoft
Summary: With the departure of its CIO, Microsoft is diminishing as a technology company and instead it resorts to lobbying, extortion, and selling of users’ data
Some days ago we wrote about Microsoft’s increasing interest in spying on people, far more so than Google. There are many recent examples of acquisitions which Microsoft must have known would serve this kind of agenda. Now that Microsoft’s CIO is leaving, joining the exodus of many like him, we are finding that Microsoft flirts with the ever-growing spying business (subsidised by taxpayers through the increasingly-paranoid government). It is not just Skype but also Xbox, which in addition to watching users in their living room is trying to brainwash them, based on new patents.
” Microsoft also lost many billions of dollars trying to compete online. Google and other GNU/Linux-using companies crushed Microsoft there.”Microsoft tried, in vain, to be a mobile devices company. Linux won that segment. Microsoft also lost many billions of dollars trying to compete online. Google and other GNU/Linux-using companies crushed Microsoft there. Can Microsoft and Facebook (remember that they share users’ data) rise to power owing to state subsidies for spying? They have an edge and advantage already. Windows has back doors (the NSA’s other half, the one aside from spying, is cracking PCs/encryption) and Microsoft collects a lot of data on people, including private audio and video.
Watch out for Microsoft. It is a very dangerous company, especially now that it’s imploding, resulting in many lawsuits/extortion (many by proxy) and new user-hostile technologies that are not just un-Constitutional but also illegal and inhumane. Shown at the top is Keith B. Alexander, who many Americans don’t realise is America’s public enemy #1 (ignore that grin of his, he just heard and recorded your phone sex for permanent record). █